How fast does chilli plant grow?
Your chillies are ready to harvest in 80 to 90 days. You can harvest green chillies once they have grown completely. Chillies used for drying are harvested at full ripe-stage which can be turned into chilli powder.
How many peppers does a Thai pepper plant produce?
It starts out green then matures to bright red. A single plant can yield up to 200 3-inch peppers. The fruit can be used fresh or dried.
How can I make my chilli plant grow faster?
Make sure to start your seeds early, keep them warm, and use season extenders or indoor lights to help them grow faster until the warm weather comes to stay. Make sure to grow them in full sun, too, as peppers need lots of sun to grow big and strong.
Do chilli plants need a lot of sun?
You do need a warm, sheltered spot – inside or outside – with at least six hours sun to grow chillies with any reliable success (they will be reluctant to fruit without).
Should I pinch out chilli plants?
Pinch out the shoot tips when plants are about 30cm (1ft) tall to encourage lots of branches, which should give you more fruit. By late May, move each plant into its final 22cm (9in) pot or plant three in a standard growing bag.
Are Thai pepper plants perennials?
Yes—peppers (hot and sweet) are perennial plants that will live for many, many years if protected from frost. If your pepper plants are in the ground, transfer them into pots right away.